Category: Photography Tips

On Monday, November 25th,  Mary had the opportunity to share several photography tips for the holidays with the viewers of WRIC Channel 8. In case you missed these “Holiday Photography Tips from Hayes & Fisk” we wanted to share them with you, along with the link to her segment. Also don’t forget about our #RVAHolidays […]

On Monday, November 25th,  Mary had the opportunity to share several photography tips for the holidays with the viewers of WRIC Channel 8. In case you missed these “Holiday Photography Tips from Hayes & Fisk” we wanted to share them with you, along with the link to her segment.

Also don’t forget about our #RVAHolidays Instagram Challenge that is going on through December 11th.  Upload your holiday photos to Instagram using the hashtag #RVAHolidays for a chance to win 1 of 3 fabulous gift packs from #RVA businesses like By Invitation Only,  Lewis Ginter Botanical GardensThe BoathouseThe Richmond BalletChildren’s MuseumHip to be RoundRomp n’ Roll, and American Family Fitness.

Holiday Photography Tips from Hayes & Fisk Photography

Click here to view Mary’s live Segment on WRIC

Holiday Photography Tips from Hayes & Fisk Photography

Holiday Photography Tips from Hayes & Fisk Photography

Holiday Photography Tips from Hayes & Fisk PhotographyHoliday Photography Tips from Hayes & Fisk Photography

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#RVAHolidays Instagram Challenge

Capture Richmond Holiday Traditions on Your Smartphone, Win Prizes with our #RVAHolidays Instagram Challenge Hayes and Fisk Photography is celebrating the spirit of the season with an Instagram challenge to capture the best of Richmond during the holidays. Whether it’s celebrating the Grand Illumination at the James Center or hunting for the best fir or pine at the […]

Capture Richmond Holiday Traditions on Your Smartphone, Win Prizes
with our #RVAHolidays Instagram Challenge

#RVAHolidays Instagram Challenge

Hayes and Fisk Photography is celebrating the spirit of the season with an Instagram challenge to capture the best of Richmond during the holidays. Whether it’s celebrating the Grand Illumination at the James Center or hunting for the best fir or pine at the neighborhood tree sale, Richmonders can upload and tag their favorite family traditions using #RVAHolidays for a chance to win more than $500 in prizes.

“There’s so much to do in Richmond this time of year,” said Mary Fisk-Taylor of Hayes & Fisk. “We thought it would be fun to invite people to share how they like to spend the holidays in River City.”

HOW TO ENTER
Entries can be submitted by uploading photos to Instagram and tag each with the hashtag #RVAHolidays. The Instagram app can be downloaded for free on your Apple or Android smartphone. Photo submissions will be accepted until December 11. Winners will be announced on December 18.

GRAND PRIZE
• A one-hour session and a free 8×10 portrait by Hayes and Fisk Photography
• A pair of tickets to “Cinderella” at The Richmond Ballet
• $100 Gift Card for dinner at The Boathouse
• A Family 4-Pack from Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
• A Family 4 -Pack from Children’s Museum
• $50 Gift Card for Hip to be Round
• $50 Gift Card for Romp n’ Roll
• Holiday Stationery and Décor Package By Invitation Only

FIRST RUNNER UP
• A one-hour session and a free 8×10 portrait by Hayes and Fisk Photography
• A Family 4 -Pack from Children’s Museum
• $50 Gift Card for Dinner at The Boathouse
• Holiday Stationery and Décor Package By Invitation Only

SECOND RUNNER UP
• A one-hour session and a free 8×10 portrait by Hayes and Fisk Photography
• A Family 4 -Pack from Children’s Museum
• Holiday Stationery and Décor Package By Invitation Only

Hayes and Fisk will evaluate the submissions based on their merit and announce the winning photos on their Facebook page on December 18. “Almost everyone has a smartphone, but it takes a little effort to take a winning photo with it,” said Fisk-Taylor. “A few tips, like ignoring your zoom feature and looking for good lighting, can go a long way.”

For more information about the #RVAHolidays Instagram challenge, visit http://tinyurl.com/RVAHolidays

Thanks to our AWESOME sponsors who donated prizes and Richmondmom.com for helping us spread the word!

ABOUT HAYES & FISK
Internationally acclaimed photographers Mary Fisk-Taylor and partner Jamie Hayes share a passion for visual story-telling. Their Richmond-based studio, Hayes and Fisk, specializes in portrait photography, capturing family connections and milestones on film. Hayes and Fisk helps families preserve their personal histories for generations to come.

We hope you enjoy our #RVAHolidays Instagram Challenge!

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In celebration of Halloween we wanted to share some tips on getting the perfect picture of your little ghouls and goblins. On Monday, Mary joined Morgan Dean on WRIC Channel 8 to share these tips but we wanted to recap them here in case you missed it! We also want to give a shout out to […]

In celebration of Halloween we wanted to share some tips on getting the perfect picture of your little ghouls and goblins. On Monday, Mary joined Morgan Dean on WRIC Channel 8 to share these tips but we wanted to recap them here in case you missed it! We also want to give a shout out to our adorable model, Carter Smith!

Click here to view her live interview with Morgan Dean

Tip #1: The best Halloween photos are taken at dusk. While the sun is setting, you will have enough light to easily forgo the flash and still capture the glow of the jack o lanterns in the background. Dark and creepy shots are perfect for Halloween, so avoid using the flash when possible. The spookier and moodier the better!

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 Tip #2: Take pictures of the kids’ costumes early! Once the little ghosts and goblins start roaming the neighborhoods in search of candy, the makeup gets smeared, costumes get tattered and dirty and faces sometimes end up with candy all over them. Get the photos out of the way first for best results.

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Tip #3: Instead of using the flash to illuminate jack-o-lanterns, consider using street or porch lights for a softer, ambient glow. The camera’s flash will wash out the entire photo. However, be careful to hold the camera completely.

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Tip #4: Make sure to capture all of the little details–the fun and spooky teeth, dramatic eyelashes or even fun details on the costumes. These can all be scrapbooked together to make a really cool collage!

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 Tip #5: When photographing the little ones, always get down on eye-level.  When we photograph from our height, it can create a very distorted view. For best results, get down there with the kiddos!

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We hope you enjoyed our Halloween Photography 101.
Have a Safe and Happy Halloween from Hayes & Fisk Photography!

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